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    May 2018

    30 May

    General availability: Soft delete for Azure Storage blobs

    Soft delete for Azure Storage is available in all regions for public, government, and sovereign clouds.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Features
    • SDK and Tools
    • Services
    30 May

    Refresh 2 release for Azure File Sync preview

    If you want to take your current deployment of Azure File Sync seamlessly to the upcoming GA release, be sure to update your server agent to Refresh 2.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Features
    • Services
    16 May

    GUID migration: Storage Managed Disks

    Effective July 1, 2018, Premium Managed Disks customers will be migrated to new GUIDs.

    • Storage Accounts

    April 2018

    16 Apr

    GUID migration: Zone Redundant Storage

    Starting June 1, 2018, we will migrate the GUIDs of zone-redundant snapshots and images for managed disks from Locally Redundant Storage GUIDs to Zone Redundant Storage GUIDs.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Services
    2 Apr

    General availability: Azure zone-redundant snapshots and images for managed disks

    Azure zone-redundant snapshots and images for managed disks are now generally available.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Features

    March 2018

    30 Mar

    General availability: Zone-redundant storage

    Simplify development of highly available apps by storing three replicas of your data in different Availability Zones with zone-redundant storage.

    • Storage Accounts
    27 Mar

    Public preview: Soft delete for Azure Storage blobs

    Soft delete for Azure Storage Blobs is in public preview. The feature is one part of a complete data protection strategy and can help prevent inadvertent data loss.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Features
    • Services

    February 2018

    27 Feb

    Public preview: Azure Backup integration with Azure Files

    You can back up file shares automatically based on policy and restore instantly to a point in time by using the Azure portal.

    • Azure Backup
    • Storage Accounts
    • Recovery Services

    January 2018

    31 Jan

    General availability: Virtual Network Service Endpoints and Firewalls for Azure Storage

    "Virtual Network Service Endpoints" and "Firewalls and Virtual Networks for Azure Storage" are generally available in all regions in the Azure public cloud and Azure Government.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Virtual Network

    December 2017

    14 Dec

    GUID migration: Managed Disks and Blob storage

    As of December 6, 2017, consumption for Managed Disks and consumption for Blob storage are measured using separate GUIDs.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Services

    November 2017

    20 Nov

    Name changes: Azure Queue storage

    Effective December 1, 2017, billing service names for Azure Queue storage will change.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Services

    October 2017

    27 Oct

    Public preview expansion: VNet Service Endpoints and Storage Firewalls and Virtual Networks

    The public previews for Virtual Network Service Endpoints and Firewalls and Virtual Networks for Azure Storage have been expanded to include all regions in the Azure public cloud.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Virtual Network
    • Regions & Datacenters

    September 2017

    27 Sep

    Preview: Azure Data Box

    The Azure Data Box service is in preview. You can use it to move hundreds of terabytes of data into Azure with high speed, by using secure transfer appliances.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Services
    26 Sep

    Azure Data Box

    The Azure Data Box is a secure, ruggedised, tamper resistant appliance created by Microsoft to help customers transfer large amounts of data into Azure Storage.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Features
    21 Sep

    Support for blob storage lease management from the Azure portal

    You can conveniently manage leases on containers and blobs of storage accounts right from the Azure portal.

    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Storage Accounts
    • Features
    • Management
    21 Sep

    Azure Cloud Shell: New CLI tools added and font-size selection

    Microsoft routinely maintains and updates Azure Cloud Shell, including the addition of new CLI tools to improve your productivity. Learn about the CLI tools we recently added.

    • Batch
    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Azure SQL Database
    • Storage Accounts
    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Management
    5 Sep

    Manage stored access policies for storage accounts from within the Azure portal

    You can now manage the stored access policies for your storage accounts from within the Azure portal.

    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Storage Accounts
    • Features
    • Management

    July 2017

    26 Jul

    New look for Azure Storage overview blade in the portal

    In the Azure portal, the overview blade for storage accounts now loads faster, allows quickly accessible links to storage services, and includes upgraded metrics charts.

    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Storage Accounts
    • Features
    • Management
    18 Jul

    Improvements to blob upload blade in Azure portal

    There are multiple enhancements and fixes to the blob upload experience for storage accounts in the Azure portal.

    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Storage Accounts
    • Features

    June 2017

    14 Jun

    Azure Storage Service Encryption support for Managed Disks

    Azure Storage Service Encryption (SSE) is now supported for Azure Managed Disks. SSE provides encryption-at-rest and helps safeguard your data.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Services

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